BY: Lively Staff

October 17, 2018

VIDEO: Your Guide to Collagen vs. Beef Gelatin

Have you wondered about the difference between Collagen Peptides and Beef Gelatin? Both are great for digestion, better skin, hair and nails, and bone and joint health. But each is used in different ways in order to get the most out of them. We’re here today to set the record straight and help you to decide which product (or both!) fits best in your life. Take a look at the answers to the questions you always had when settling the Collagen vs. Beef Gelatin debate:

Collagen Peptides

Our Collagen Peptides are unflavored, dissolve in both hot or cold liquids and are faster digesting. They are easy to use in a large variety of foods or drinks, making them a great option for those who are busy and want a no-muss, no-fuss collagen solution. Fruity and easy to make, this Tropical Smoothie with our Peptides is a must-try.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. The composition of collagen is considered unique given its high hydroxyproline content. If you lack the amino acids that combine to form collagen, your body’s cells can’t produce enough of it. Threonine is an essential amino acid for collagen production. There are many benefits of collagen such as healthy skin promotion and balanced nutrition for athletic performance.

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Beef Gelatin

Our Beef Gelatin must first be “bloomed” in a cold or room temperature liquid. This process plumps up the granules and makes them easier to stir into your food. After “blooming.” you’ll need to add them to hot liquid in order to fully dissolve them. Beef Gelatin sets up jiggly (like jello) when chilled. Health wise, the gelatin has the advantage of taking slightly longer to digest and coating the small intestine, which is beneficial in gut healing diets like GAPS, AIP or SCD. It’s unflavored so it makes a great addition to these Spiced Apple Gummies. 

Using Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin my help ease digestion, strengthen of joints and bones, improve the health of hair, skin, and nails.  The benefits of Beef Gelatin are great, and primarily helps the body digest food you might not be used to eating. Beef Gelatin is slower to digest, moves through the GI tract further and coats the small intestine. This is beneficial in gut healing diets like GAPS, AIP, or SCD.

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